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Old 12-17-2011, 03:03 AM
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wheel lug torque

does anyone know the proper torque for 18" aluminum wheels on a 2011 wrangler.

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Old 12-17-2011, 06:31 AM   #2
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Yup!

Per the user manual, the lug nuts should be torqued to 95 lb-ft (130 Nm).

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Old 12-17-2011, 06:32 AM   #3
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but anything from 90-100 is just fine.. and DONT use an impact to put them on...
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:04 PM   #4
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why not use an impact? that doesn't make a lick of sense...
using the proper tools, you can install them however you'd like.
i use an impact to install all my wheels. never had any issues
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Impact is ok but only after starting by hand. I had one lug nut that the bone head at the tire shop cross threaded with the impact. It tightened down fine, but when I went to take them off for rotation, the nut would spin but not back off. I ended up breaking the stud with a bfh to get it off then replaced the stud
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because of what fish just said.... the impact will wear down the studs faster and if someone is not used to using an impact you can easily over tq. I have worked in a few shops and that is always my biggest thing with people.. i have a 90'ft lb impact that i use for lugs only and it is very slow and not a lot of power.. and i know how to use it.. most people are running 600-900 ft lb impacts and just zipping the lugs on .. this is bad for the studs and will wear them out / cross thread them..

its just a word of caution, you can do whatever you want..
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:02 PM   #7
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You can also use a torque extension on an air or electric impact. Will torque the lug nut down to 100ft pounds no matter how big the impact gun or how long you hold the trigger. Many of the tire shops use these now so the get the speed of the gun without over torquing the nuts.

TSKT100A, Extension, Wheel Torque, 100 ft. lb.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:02 AM   #8
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Bout 95-100 foot pounds here
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Old 12-25-2011, 03:22 PM   #9
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scoob--- yes they have TQ sticks as we call them, these are "nice" to some extent but they are not 100% and you still have the problem of the cross threading and just pure speed of the impact can cause damage all by itsself... now im not saying that you cant use an impact ever or anything i use them all the time for lugs but i also know how to 1/4 pull the trigger and make it go slower so that it doesnt hurt anything.. i also hand spin the lugs on first useing the socket then pop the trigger and done.. for people who dont do this every day or are not used to tools its just safer to say not to use an impact...

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